New Home Checklist

New Home Checklist

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Now that we are past the new years, and into 2016, the real estate market is ramping up for another busy season! As we approach spring, and as rents continue to rise, many people begin to think about their current situation and contemplate if renting or owning would be a better situation during the next year. I myself found myself in this situation a few years back, and decided to take the plunge into home ownership. Starting off,  the whole process can seem daunting - spending weekends/time off gathering personal financial info, meeting with lenders, driving around, searching for the perfect home or area...etc. 

One thing that I found useful when shopping for a home was to have a solid plan on not only where I was comfortable financially, but also what I wanted and ultimately needed in a home. Creating a written plan that I could look at helped me weed out the homes that may not fit my needs, and ultimately make myself more efficient when shopping for homes. And hey - with the market in Denver recently, I wanted to educate myself to the fullest extent to be ready to beat out other offers! 

My recommendation to any first time home buyer would be to start by looking at your wants and needs in a new home. This checklist may be able to assist you if you are just starting out - 

New Home Checklist

  • Location:

  • What is important about the location you live in? _______________________________

  • ________________________________________________________________________

  • Where do you work and does that need to be considered in the location? ____________

  • ________________________________________________________________________

  • House Criteria:

  • How much overall space are you looking for in a home?

  • Bedrooms: ______     Bathrooms: _______   Extra Rooms: ____________   Sqft: _______

  • What are the absolute necessities you must have in a home?

  • Parking: _______      Lot: _______  Outbuildings: _________  Extra Features: __________

  • Exterior: ________________________________________________________________

  • Interior: _________________________________________________________________

  • What are some things that are absolutes: ______________________________________

  • ________________________________________________________________________

  • What are some things that are not mandatory but you would like: __________________

  • ________________________________________________________________________

  • What style of home do you prefer:

  • Stucco_____  Bungalow_____ Victorian_____ Ranch_____ Two-story____ One-level____

  • Brick_____ Wood_____ Vinyl_____ Plank_____  Luxury_____  Mountain______       

  • What style of lot do you prefer:

  • Private_____ Over an acre_____ Sloped Wooded_____ Small yard/low maintenance_____  

  • Townhouse/condo_____ Mountain View_____ Manufactured/modular_____    

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Buyer’s Specialist Jon Koneman  is our Buyer's Specialist who works actively and aggressively to help buyer's find the
perfect home in this competitive market. He is a Colorado Native and will work to find your next home in a neighborhood that will inspire you.
He has built his business on the foundations of amazing customer service, honesty, and loyalty.  He has a passion for helping people reach their goals.

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